Emergency Actions

When the Office of Student Affairs is advised by a University department or committee (including but not limited to the University Counseling Center, University Health Services, and/or Campus Safety) that a student (graduate, professional, undergraduate, or unclassified) is incapable of properly functioning in this community, or that he/she could cause harm to himself/ herself or to others, the student may be withdrawn from the University by the Office of Student Affairs with or without the student’s consent or permission.
 
When the Office of Student Affairs or designee judges imminent danger of serious harm to persons or property, or serious disruption of University life, the Office of Student Affairs or designee may issue a no contact order to a student or take summary action to temporarily or permanently dismiss a student.
 
If a student is charged with a felony, the University, through the Office of Student Affairs or designee, reserves the right to take summary action and temporarily dismiss the student. Similarly, the University may take summary action to temporarily or permanently dismiss any student convicted of a felony.

Emergency Action Case Reviews

Students shall have the opportunity to request a review by the Office of the President or designee in those instances when Emergency Action has been taken by the Office of Student Affairs or designee. Third parties may not file case reviews on behalf of the student. Requests for review must be submitted via online form within three (3) business days of being informed of the case decision.Upon timely receipt of a request for review, the student’s file will be assembled and sent to the Office of the President or designee. The Office of Student Affairs or designee shall have the opportunity to prepare a response to a case review request. This response may include any information that the Office of Student Affairs or designee may regard as relevant to the review, including any information used in determining the emergency action. Decisions of the Office of the President or designee are final.
 
If a student does not submit a case review request within the time specified, the original decision will be considered final and conclusive. Notwithstanding the pendency of a request for a review, any emergency actions will take effect as soon as they are rendered and will not be stayed.
 
A student who is permanently separated from the University through one of the Emergency Actions described above is not eligible for readmission. A student who is temporarily separated from the University through one of the Emergency Actions described above may be eligible to apply for readmission. An application to the University is required to seek readmission and readmission is not guaranteed. The University reserves the right to consider in its sole discretion, as a part of a student’s application for readmission, any unresolved and/or additional reports of alleged misconduct, or any information related to the emergency action.